Ray Ray's Pale Ale | Center of the Universe Brewing Company

Ray Ray's Pale AleRay Ray's Pale Ale
BA SCORE
26.7%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 116 ratings
Ray Ray's Pale AleRay Ray's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
cotubrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Huhzubendah on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,726
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
116
Liked:
31
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
14.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of avalon07
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had an orange / amber color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very little lacing to speak of.

S: Not a big aroma here, with hops, malt, and some orange peel.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of malt (more than expected for an APA), light citrus notes (orange), some hops, a strange metallic element, and a hint of pine. The problem with the flavor is that the ingredients that should be featured (hops, citrus) aren't. A very uneven taste.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Light-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a forgettable beer. Could have been better.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of khargro2
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billab914
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgatort
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rbodacious
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buckeyeguy10
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of memphisjet
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chip_and_ales_1
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ordered this in a hotel because it was local and on tap. Small to modest head, no lace (at all), reasonable hop aroma, nice flavor with some decent hop bitterness. Good enough that I could go back to drinking it after having one Stone Delicious IPA (a much stronger flavor and stronger ABV beer).

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Photo of godawgs
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchos
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at COTU.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good solid APA. Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Medium size frothy white head with good retention. Thick streaks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is piney hops and slightly sweet malt. Fairly prominent and nice. Flavor is more of the same. The malt is somewhat sweet but also on the dry and biscuity side. The hops and bitterness are piney/resiny with just the right amount of bitterness. Close enough in abv to be a session type beer and well worth it flavor wise. Mouthfeel is crisp and nicely bitter. Rich enough for the style. I could see this as someone's every day beer.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Ray Ray's Pale Ale from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 26.7% out of 100 with 116 ratings
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